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Avalanche Research and Papers

For those of you keen to learn more about avalanches, below you will find a list we have compiled of interesting research and academic papers.

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Avalanche Awareness Guide

We all hope that the reality of being in an avalanche never comes into fruition but if it does you need to know exactly what to do: it could mean the difference between life and death...

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Advice on Shovelling

Shovelling can be the most tiring stage in an avalanche rescue and can also take the most time. The survival rate for a victim rescued within 15 minutes is 92%...

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Guide to Probing

In the event of an avalanche, an avalanche probe is an essential piece of snow safety equipment that you must carry with you at all times when skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry...

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The Basics on Beacon Searching

When somebody gets lost in an avalanche do not go to get help. You are that person’s only chance of survival and you need to jump into action immediately. 

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How to be Avalanche Aware

Backcountry skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is an amazing way to experience the outdoors with friends...

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Strategic Shoveling

There's no question that your chances of effective recovery diminish by the second. A quick strategy when a situation happens is essential. Read more details on this vital part of a rescue...

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Avalanche beacon searching 101

A must-view short video on beacon searching, courtesy of BCA, that takes you through the important, rapidly-deployed techniques and systems to follow...

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